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Mastering the craft of photography takes a lot of work, but the rules to create a beautiful photo are actually quite simple. Let the world’s greatest painters teach you the simple art of image composition.

Author Malcolm Gladwell said in his 2008 book Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours of…


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14 books and three months of reading followed up by targeted practice can advance your career further than a master’s degree in marketing. Education needs to be disrupted. Marketing is a good place to start.

Marketing is not an art, talent and intuition are not mandatory to excel in the…


In his book “Limitless”, learning expert Jim Kwik shows the best techniques to improve your learning ability without limits. I looked at the best tips to become a super learner.

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“Everyone’s a genius. But if you judge a fish by how well he can climb a tree, he’ll think he’s stupid all his life.” — Albert Einstein

Jim Kwik was the kid with the broken head. After a serious accident, the boy had difficulty learning, was not attentive and could…


Creating an automated marketing campaign without a “big” suite.

That’s how it feels to replace Hubspot with cheaper individual tools. Source: Shutterstock / Kit8.net

We implemented an automated marketing campaign and replaced Hubspot with a mix of 10 individual tools and a handmade process, reducing the subscription cost by 90%. Here’s how it worked.

We planned a campaign for a free and transparent micro-donation platform — think Patreon with cents — that has both…


A Thomas Cook airplane. Now grounded. By Von Milborn / Wikipedia

The world’s leading tourism corporation filed for liquidation after years of accounting malpractice. A new accounting technology might have prevented that.

On June 9th 1841, Baptist priest Thomas Cook set out to walk from Market Harborough to Leicester (15 miles) to attend a Temperance Society meeting in the town. …


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I had the exciting experience of recruiting three software developers for my blockchain startup tender.buzz. I received about 150 applications for each position and realized that there is quite some competition out there. I want to share my conclusions to help you stick out from the crowd and land your dream job. I will share some things that you don’t find in the usual how-to-apply articles.

1. Understand the recruiter’s position

I dealt with 450 applications in total. This number makes it clear that I have to create a process that streamlines recruiting. I can’t spend too much time with an applicant before I receive the necessary documents. It is ok to ask for clarification of unclear issues in the job…


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Rebecca Portnoff from Berkley University created an algorithm that can track sex traffickers with the help of Bitcoin.

Many prostitutes do not offer their services voluntarily. They are often abducted, sold and forced into prostitution. This range of services is shifting more and more to the Internet in order to offer the prostitutes convenient and secure access to human goods. …


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Did my headline get you interested? I sincerely hope so, otherwise, I could not fulfill the promise. Although rules should always be broken, it is good to know them to begin with. For this article, I have looked for people smarter than me who could explain what I did for…


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I have collected the best wisdom from countless books on trading, sifted them through the strainer and used them to bake the 12 golden rules.

1. There is no win-win situation

Think back to the seesaw on the schoolyard. Two children rock up and down. There are two states. Either one child is up and the other is down. Or they balance themselves in the middle under a lot of strain. That’s how trading works. Sometimes nothing happens and the courses…


Only Cash Makes Happy. Or Does It? Photo: Jonathan Saavedra (Unsplash)

Will Bitcoin prevail as a means of payment and in which areas? Let’s first look at what Bitcoin sets out to replace: Credit cards.

The process of paying by credit card for online purchases is more complicated than customers usually think. The procedure is the following:

• Customer orders in the online shop with a credit card.

• The online shop forwards the data to a payment gateway.

• This is software that processes…

Marcell Nimfuehr

Writer, tech startup founder, MBA candidate. Communication strategist. Software Dev (worst coder ever)

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